Latest John Vincent Stories

2012-04-27 22:05:03

Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) led a study discovering a gene for a new form of intellectual disability, as well as how it likely affects cognitive development by disrupting neuron functioning. CAMH Senior Scientist Dr. John Vincent and his team found a mutation in the gene NSUN2 among three sisters with intellectual disability, a finding to be published in the May issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics. The discovery was made after mapping...

2011-07-15 14:51:53

A gene linked to intellectual disability was found in a study involving the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) "“ a discovery that was greatly accelerated by international collaboration and new genetic sequencing technology, which is now being used at CAMH. CAMH Senior Scientist Dr. John Vincent and colleagues identified defects on the gene, MAN1B1, among five families in which 12 children had intellectual disability. The results will be published in the July issue of the...

2008-07-30 15:00:35

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- It was to be an ordinary day around the office for web-based custom t-shirt company SonicShack, a Hilton Head Island business that prints custom t-shirts for their web clientele. That was until company spokesperson John Vincent noticed a swarm of traffic to the site much higher than the daily average. "I kept doing a double take, trying to figure out where all this traffic was coming from, and if I was really seeing the numbers correctly,"...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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